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DeSensi Award

The Joy T. DeSensi Professionalism Award was established in 2013 to honor the high professional standards set forth by Dr. DeSensi and to recognize her contributions to the development of Partners in Sports and the Sport Management profession. The recipients display a professional demeanor in and out of the classroom, are respectful of others, strive for excellence, and are dedicated to the mission of Partners in Sports. The award recognizes Partners in Sports members who demonstrate responsibility, dependability, professional demeanor, and professional attitudes.

Previous recipients of the Joy T. DeSensi Professionalism award are:

2012-13Marshall Carpenter
2013-14Katrina Phelps
2014-15Nick Singer
2015-16Chrissy Steffen
2016-17Joey Morstein
2017-18Nathan Diambra
Erin Hendricks
2018-19Katie Boggs
Scott Cousino
2019-20Vanessa Gonzalez
2020-21Brandy Moss
2021-22Eltontae Bateman
Anna Harder
2022-23Leighton Chappell
Giana Pellizzon

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